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The cash disbursements will cover more than 9 million social welfare beneficiaries in all of Yemen's governorates

UNICEF starts next round of cash assistance throughout Yemen

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor under Yemen’s internationally recognized government announced the start of the seventh phase of emergency cash assistance funded by the World Bank on Sunday.  

The cash disbursements will cover more than 9 million social welfare beneficiaries in all of Yemen's governorates, Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr. Ibtihaj Al-Kamal told Yemen’s government-run Saba news agency. The program, which commenced in 2017, will use Al-Amal Microfinance Bank and Al-Kuraimi Islamic Microfinance Bank to disburse the payments, she said. 

Al-Kamal directed the managers of social welfare funds to facilitate the disbursement process. 

The minister did not elaborate on the amount beneficiaries will receive under the cash assistance program or the exact duration of the payments. 

However, individuals registered with the welfare program said the cash payments are very small. Families are classified into six categories based on size. Large families receive 18,000 Yemeni rials (about $28) every three months. In comparison, smaller families receive 9,000 rials or about $14 for 90 days. 


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